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Feb
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Aviary, one of the web's most popular free image editors, has built a new nest in the Android market. The software, made by the company of the same name, is a powerful (for free software, anyway) photo editor that comes packed with effects, filters, and tools for sprucing up images. The Android version comes with some effects built in, with the option to shell out some cash for more.

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You won't be getting any jobs on a Hollywood effects team with your creations in Aviary, but for most tasks you'd want to do on a phone, Aviary is fantastic. The software lets you apply photo filters, remove blemishes, and even add doodles or text to images. It also allows you to perform routine tasks, such as modifying brightness, contrast, and correcting red eyes. Handy if you still haven't earned your ICS wings and don't have these features in the stock Gallery editor.

The one oddity that we don't like is that you can't open Aviary by itself. The app makes you open up the Gallery and select "Share via", then choose Aviary. This won't actually share your image with anyone, just launch the editor. It's confusing, though the instructions are clearly laid out in the Market description. So, be sure to read those.

Aviary is free in the Android Market right now, so fly on over there so I can stop with these bird puns already.

Eric Ravenscraft
Eric is a snarky technophile with a taste for the unusual. When he's not obsessing about Android, you can usually find him obsessing about movies, psychology, or the perfect energy drink. Eric weaves his own special blend of snark, satire, and comedy into all his articles.

  • Uditvanu Das

    Do I win anything if I find all the puns? No? That's okay...here's the bunch:

    1 - Aviary Photo Editor lands
    2 - Free Photo Editing to your Talon-err
    3 - has built a new nest in the Android market.
    4 - shell out some cash
    5 - if you haven't earned your ICS wings
    6 - so fly on over there.

    Have i missed any? Fun post, good app.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Heh, I think you got them all and then some.

    • funktional

      Those were what i saw, too, at least in the text. Ironic (or intentional?) that it was written by Eric Ravenscraft. lol. (facepalm)

    • Eric Ravenscraft

      I also would've accepted "clearly laid out in the Market", though that's the only one I found after I wrote it, and questionable at best. The rest were intentional. Kudos!

  • http://www.howdoiuseandroid.com How Do I Use Android?

    It's not rated too well in the market right now, but it has one killer feature that I've never seen before: "Teeth Whitening" :)

    • scott

      It's a good little app, but the way you have to get to it is just ridiculous.

  • Michael Beltran

    Came for the puns, am not disappoint. :D

  • heldros

    Really nice app

  • dan

    now if only they just made an app that browses your files and opens them directly in aviary, then they wouldn't confuse some people.